Two London firefighters suffered minor injuries battling a house fire on Grey Street Saturday afternoon, just south of the downtown core.
The fire in a single-storey home at 325 Grey St. broke out around 3 p.m. Two firefighters sustained unspecified injuries and were assessed at the scene by paramedics, platoon chief Gary Mosburger said. Neither were transported to hospital and both returned to work immediately, he said.
Six fire trucks responded to the blaze. London Hydro crews arrived to disconnect the power.
No one was inside the home when the fire broke out, Mosburger said. Fire crews saw heavy smoke billowing from the house when they arrived, he said.
Concerns about the age and style of the home stopped crews from battling the fire from the inside, he said.
“We’re taking a defensive strategy,” he said. “Battling it from the outside.”
Firefighters could be seen cutting holes in the roof of the building, as smoke seeped through. Mosburger said the “deep seated” fire will take crews time to extinguish.
It is too early to determine what triggered the fire, where it erupted in the home or what the damage estimate is, Mosburger said.